Do Collagen Supplements Actually Work?

Do collagen supplements actually work? Dr. Angela Walk

There has been a surge in the popularity of collagen products lately, mostly powders, capsules, and liquids.

These products claim to improve the appearance of aging skin, relieve joint pain, and even increase metabolism and promote weight loss.

I am seeing more and more advertisements for new brands daily. But are these products really doing the things they promise? Many of my patients have been asking lately, do collagen supplements actually work?

I was skeptical at first, but after reviewing studies and waiting to see results, I believe the products are worth the hype and deserve a place in your skincare and joint health routine.

Let's take a closer look at the research and benefits of collagen protein.

Dr. Angela Walk

Wellness Physician

Founder of Nashville Organix

What is Collagen Protein?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and is the “glue” that holds everything together. It makes up about one-third of the protein in your body, research shows.

Your body produces less collagen starting in your thirties and forties. Collagen peptides added to your diet may serve to replace what your body begins to lack as you age, and support your overall health.

Collagen is found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. Collagen benefits are so striking because this protein is what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells.